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#GoodEats: The Great River Indoor Food Truck Festival
This past weekend The Memphis Cook Convention Center hosted the Inaugural: Great River Indoor Food Truck Festival and Marketplace Festival. The festival is part of a growing trend in the U.S, in which Food Trucks have become novelty and sought out by many. The festival was a blast ! There were about fourteen local food trucks set up inside, along with live music, a craft beer garden, and an arts+crafts market.
Some of the amazing bands that performed included: WISEWATER, Atistik Approach, Deering and Down, Mason Jar Fireflies, Peter Hyrka & The Gypsy Hombres, Blind Mississippi Morris, Memphis Ukulele Band, The Southside Supper Club.
The proceeds from this weekend's festival, benefits The Hospitality Hub, a downtown organization that “connects individuals with the resources they need to begin their journey out of homelessness”.
The Hospitality HUB is a hospitality, counseling, and resource center for homeless persons and those imminently homeless located in downtown Memphis at 82 N. Second Street. Opening its doors in May 2007, the Hospitality HUB was founded by the Downtown Churches Association (DCA) out of a desire to establish a centralized hub of information and services for homeless persons in Memphis and Shelby County. The HUB is unique in that it serves as a point of entry into the larger network of services offered to the homeless throughout the city. While we are duly proud of our professional paid staff, the Hub owes much of its success to an active roster of volunteers. More than 30 volunteers serve actively at the Hub. During operating hours, 8 to 10 volunteers are present, performing a variety of functions, including serving as intake counselors. Some of our volunteers and two of our staff members are formerly homeless, and are thus able to provide important peer-level support and understanding.
We had the opportunity to speak with Festival Director Kelcy Johnson at the event. Below is what he had to say about this year's festival:
You can check out more photos from our recap of the festival via our Instagram page here !
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